10/11/2016 7:33 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Gabrielle Union is getting screwed into doing way more episodes of her hit BET show than she agreed to do in a single season … and for a much lower price.
Union claims in a new lawsuit, BET is cramming 20 episodes of “Being Mary Jane” into Season 4 instead of splitting them into two seasons. Problem is she says network execs repeatedly promised her there would never be more than 13 episodes in a season. Plus, Gabby says her contract clearly states she gets a pay raise from $150k per episode to $165k per episode in Season 5.
In her lawsuit she also says BET’s trying to cut corners on production cost by doing the ole 2-for-1.
Although, Union admits her contract allows for a maximum of 26 episodes per season — she says that was merely a standard clause of all Viacom contracts, and again … BET orally promised they’d never have the dough to shoot that many.
She’s suing BET for breach of her contract and seeking more than $1 mil in damages. She also wants her contract amended immediately to reflect the oral agreement of 13 max episodes.